World Veterinary Association Congress 2019

The World Veterinary Association Congress 2019 will take place in San Jose, Costa Rica on 27-30 April 2019 - Save the date

For more information and registration

Veterinary Student Scholarship Program 2018

MSD Animal Health and WVA Veterinary Student Scholarship Program 2018 is now launched. Grants of 5,000US$ available for 41Veterinary Students from Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia/Oceania

For the announcement and application form (avilable also in French and Spanish)

WVA Animal Welfare Awards 2019

World Veterinary Association and Ceva Santé Animale recognize veterinarians and veterinary students for their exemplary work in protecting and promoting Animal Welfare.

For more information and application forms

Animal Health Matters

Animal Health Matters is a new online resource aims to educate and build greater awareness of the most pressing issues in animal and human health.

To learn more about why animal health matters, or to sign up to the new monthly newsletter

WVA Strategy 2015 – 2018

The WVA Council through its Working Groups continues to work and to develop further the WVA Strategic Plan that was adopted in March 2015. Click HERE for the Updated WVA Strategy 2015-2018.

Updated WVA Strategy 2015-2018.

Welcome to the WVA Site

S.M. Johnson CHIANG
Caring for animals = Caring for our planet
Dr. S.M. Johnson CHIANG

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) is the world’s largest family of veterinarians, as well as the common voice for them all. Representing more than 500,000 veterinarians through 95 veterinary member associations on six continents, the WVA unites the veterinary profession at a global level. The WVA supports the work of veterinarians in diverse areas of medicine, research, practice, and outreach and is guided by its belief in One Health, which recognizes that humans and animals share the natural environment and create harmony with and for each other. The WVA envisions that collaboration between the veterinary profession and other professions can ensure that humans, animals, and the environment prosper together.
Thank you for visiting the website of the WVA!

Dr. S.M. Johnson CHIANG


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35 World Veterinary Association Congress

Why attend the 35th World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC2019) in San José, Costa Rica? The answer is simple: Wonderful Place, Amazing People and World Class Veterinary Medicine.


27 Apr - 30 Apr 2019

WVEPAH Course Module I: Key Disciplines in Poultry Health/ . . .

Module I: Key disciplines in Poultry Health and OIE regulatory standards to be held at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine -Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands from 29 April – 10 May 2019.


29 Apr - 10 May 2019

Memorial - Dr René Carlson - WVA Immediate Past President

It is with great sorrow that the World Veterinary Association learned about the passing away of its Immediate Past President, and Honorary Member,Dr René Carlson

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Thu, 28 Mar 2019

WVA 2019 Global Welfare Awards Update

Please click on the following link to watch the new update video on the forthcoming WVA 2019 Global Welfare Awards. Enjoy the video and see you soon in Costa Rica.

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Wed, 20 Mar 2019

New WVA Position Statements

The WVA Council adopted new position statements on Availability of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals and on Cysticercosis and Cystic Echinococcosis (Hydatidosis).

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Thu, 14 Mar 2019

World Veterinary Association Congress – the Costa Rican . . .

Please click on the following link to watch the new WVAC2019 video; the WVAC Experience.

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Thu, 21 Feb 2019


The WVA is proud to announce the 2019 World Veterinary Day theme: Value of Vaccination that will be held on 27 April 2019

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019


WVA Policy Statements

WVA devises its policies as a projected program comprising desired objectives and the means to achieve them.

Rabies is 100% preventable, but remains a daily threat to millions around the world.

It doesn’t have to be this way.